Enter the Diamond Dollars Baseball Case Competition on November 2

SABR President Vince Gennaro is partnering with the Preston Robert Tisch Center for Hospitality, Tourism, and Sports Management of the NYU School of Continuing and Professional Studies (NYU-SCPS) to offer a case competition for undergraduate and graduate students from area colleges and universities.

The NYU-SCPS Tisch Center will host the one-day event on November 2.

The Diamond Dollars Baseball Case Competition will be centered around a case developed by Gennaro and will reflect the types of complex decisions faced by MLB general managers, such as a free agent signing, a key roster move or a trade decision. The judging panel for the event will consist of MLB team executives and members of the media. Student teams will be provided with the case several days in advance of the judging.

“I successfully launched the Case Competition at the SABR Analytics Conference last March,” said Gennaro, consultant to MLB teams and author of Diamond Dollars: The Economics of Winning in Baseball. “Students viewed it as an opportunity to demonstrate their skills, their business acumen, and their level of passion for the game, to big-league executives. Teams viewed it as a scouting expedition for future analytical talent.”

“The NYU-SCPS Preston Robert Tisch Center for Hospitality, Tourism, and Sports Management is proud to be working with Vince Gennaro on such an innovative initiative–one that will serve as an opportunity to showcase exceptional work by an elite group of aspiring baseball scholars,” said SABR member Wayne McDonnell, a clinical associate professor of Sports Management at the NYU-SCPS Tisch Center and NYU’s Business of Baseball professor.

Colleges and universities that are interested in entering a student team in the event should contact Vince Gennaro at vince@vincegennaro.com or register online at http://www.vincegennaro.com/nyucasecompetition.html.

The 2013 SABR Analytics Conference will be held March 7-9, 2013, in Phoenix, Arizona. Details and registration will be available soon at SABR.org/analytics.

Originally published: October 5, 2012. Last Updated: October 5, 2012.